John's Being Sold

By: Tim-OBX
6/27/2020 10:21 AM

Looks like I will have a new neighbor soon. John's Drive In is under contract for sale. Listed at $1.1mil for the business and the house.

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By: craicncrabs
6/27/2020 10:31 AM

Holy crap! They've got the greatest Dolphin sandwiches in OBX - hope the new owners don't change a thing.

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By: nicki
6/27/2020 11:06 AM

I cant believe it, how sad. He is the 2nd generation right? Johns has been an absolute staple of ours since we first started visiting in the early 90's. No matter where we stayed we had a John's day. Or two. Crying smiley
1.1 mil seems like a decent deal for a semi- OF house and business, is that a good price?

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By: Robert
6/27/2020 11:21 AM

Hope it remains "old school" and doesn't become another "upscale" run of the mill place.

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By: Tim-OBX
6/27/2020 6:50 PM

There is room in the back of the lot for a nice Bocce Ball area. Thumbs up

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By: dolphinboat
6/27/2020 8:00 PM

Wow Tim I didn’t know you cared, I don’t know if bocce ball will be a new thing here. But going to be keeping it John’s I am going to be training and teaching them all the things that I do and create they want to keep it the same add their own flare for new generations I totally support them would not sell if I didn’t. They are locals who have been eating here a long time close to 40 years. They and I want John’s can continue on for a long time. I have other things I am involved in charity functions around the country and with veterans that I want to do more of now Don’t worry all is well.

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By: Tim-OBX
6/28/2020 10:34 AM

Good luck with what you do next John, I hope it stays as it is too. Are they going to actually live in the house there too? Are you off to Vegas?

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By: dolphinboat
6/28/2020 11:46 AM

Tim, No Vegas Just finished house construction on Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Florida I will be back-and-forth from time to time still have family and interest here. I will be working with the Mervy Chefs around the country as well as the Legion riders doing charity work and working with Wounded warrior program.All things I have been doing for a long time but I’ve been asked to do more and I think it’s time to do that

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By: OBX Skeeter
6/28/2020 12:16 PM

John, please don't forget about those old photo/newspaper clippings that you were going to scan and send me a copy of so I can make that recognition of your time served with DCEMS on my facebook group page. I really want to do that, and I know that so many folks will love the opportunity to honor your service. You are "Class Act," John...all the way! Thank you for everything that you have done for our community! Thumbs up

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By: hoi toide
6/28/2020 12:32 PM

Another North Carolinian off for a Florida adventure! Howdy neighbor! I too am fond of NE Floridaaahhh’s coast.

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By: dolphinboat
6/28/2020 1:32 PM

Skeeter,I am working on that I will try to get stuff to you as soon as I can. My honor to work Along side the men and women of Dare County EMS

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By: OBX Skeeter
6/28/2020 1:48 PM

Skeeter,I am working on that I will try to get stuff to you as soon as I can. My honor to work Along side the men and women of Dare County EMS

dolphinboat


Thanks much, John! Not meaning to sound like I am rushing you, I only want to do that for you. You have given so much to our community, it's an honor to recognize your EMS service. Those were some really good times, I recall them often and with so much pride and appreciation, especially for the volunteers, like you.

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By: Tim-OBX
7/16/2020 4:00 PM

Looks like John's is under the new management as of the other day when it closed and sold. It will be interesting to see if it changes in any way. The zoning is for that drive-in as it is, so it should be there for a good while. Fish

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By: Tim-OBX
7/17/2020 9:27 AM

I just read this article on John's and I see who the new owners are. Jason and Chelsea Jordan. He was a chef at Black Pelican and she was a bartender there as well as a fellow Realtor here. I can't wait to go over to say hi. I wonder if her dad had some part in this.

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By: Gettysburg Lady
7/17/2020 9:56 AM

Hope it all works out! Running a restaurant is hard hard work and you have to love it.

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By: wackydog
7/17/2020 3:06 PM

Aw... dang it! I didn't get back in time to say Bye & good luck!

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By: Tim-OBX
7/17/2020 4:14 PM

Aw... dang it! I didn't get back in time to say Bye & good luck!

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If you are in Florida you might run into him. He said he will be back now and then.

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By: dolphinboat
7/18/2020 2:11 PM

To Obx Tim As well as the others of this Message board. Jason Is an excellent Chef and Chelsea is helping him in the store as well. My staff I trained all are still there and happily working with Jason and his wife. Both are keeping John’s the same. I could have sold to others but they would not keep John’s Jason & his family they have been coming since they wee little kids. Tread Lightly folks give them a chance ok.
I totally support and defend Jason and Chelsea as well as My Decision.

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By: dolphinboat
7/18/2020 2:42 PM

To Obx Tim As well as the others of this Message board. Jason Is an excellent Chef and Chelsea is helping him in the store as well. My staff I trained all are still there and happily working with Jason and his wife. Both are keeping John’s the same. I could have sold to others but they would not keep John’s Jason & his family they have been coming since they wee little kids. Tread Lightly folks give them a chance ok.
I totally support and defend Jason and Chelsea as well as My Decision.

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By: Tim-OBX
7/18/2020 5:12 PM

I am not sure I ever met Jason, but Chelsea is a good friend. The crowds there the last few days look like the new usual.

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By: dolphinboat
7/18/2020 5:35 PM

The new usual is the old if you noticed we are always slammed Tim. Jason and crew are slammed because they are keeping it John’s working hard to take care of folks

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By: Tim-OBX
7/18/2020 7:12 PM

The new usual is the old if you noticed we are always slammed Tim. Jason and crew are slammed because they are keeping it John’s working hard to take care of folks

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I meant with the social distancing thing and the plexiglass and masks, not the food.

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By: Ali2016
7/19/2020 2:05 PM

To Obx Tim As well as the others of this Message board. Jason Is an excellent Chef and Chelsea is helping him in the store as well. My staff I trained all are still there and happily working with Jason and his wife. Both are keeping John’s the same. I could have sold to others but they would not keep John’s Jason & his family they have been coming since they wee little kids. Tread Lightly folks give them a chance ok.
I totally support and defend Jason and Chelsea as well as My Decision.

dolphinboat


I think everyone is tickled that you’ll be able to enjoy your retirement! Looking forward to a dolphin boat and chocolate malt when the crowds thin a bit.

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